Flu bug takes bite out of Labinjo's appetite

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:03 AM ET

MONTREAL -- Mike Labinjo returned to the Olympic Stadium field yesterday, but he was certainly in no mood to do much running.

Still feeling queazy from a flu that caused him to miss Friday's final practice, the Calgary Stampeders defensive end went through the motions of a walkthrough and planned on going back to bed.

"I'm trying to relax as much as possible," he said. "I feel better. I probably need another 24 hours to get back to 100 percent. I should be ready to go."

Labinjo has time to recover for today's Grey Cup against the Montreal Alouettes, but the main question is whether he will have his strength back.

"I haven't eaten anything since Thursday," Labinjo said. "I'm just trying to keep hydrated. I was so dehydrated and extremely weak, I didn't want to get up."

The Stamps also have some worries about cornerback Brandon Browner, who is questionable with an ankle sprain. Browner took limited reps Thursday and still was limping yesterday, but keeps declaring nothing will keep him from playing today.

The Alouettes don't have any injured starters.


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